Exchange students 2022-2023

Are you interested in coming to the University of Namur as part of an exchange programme? 

The University's International Relations Office is available for students wanting to come to Namur for a mobility period in the framework of a bilateral exchange programme under

  • ERASMUS+ (studying or training)
  • ERASMUS Belgica
  • or other exchange agreements

You will find all relevant information regarding the administrative procedure below on this page page. Please note that the application procedure is identical for all incoming students, with the exception of internship students.

Internship students will first have to identify a professor at UNamur who is willing to welcome you for an internship. Only if you have the professor's agreement, which he or she has to confirm by notifying us at the International Office, can you complete the application procedure.

Getting an agreement can be done through one of two ways:

1. contact the professor directly, based on his/her research interests which are detailed on the faculty pages and your own interests/plans for the internship and convince the professor that both of you can benefit from you coming to Namur for an internship.

2. have one of your professors at your home university contact one of our professors and promote your interest in doing an internship with the UNamur professor.

Deadlines and procedure

Nomination and application deadlines

Fall semesterSpring semester
Nominations 30 April 15 October
Application 15 May 31 October

Application procedure

Step 1: Go to the application link (provided to you by email) and complete the application form. Please note that only students who have been officially nominated by their home university for an exchange semester should complete the application form. You should only do so after having been invited to do so by the International Relations Department of UNamur.

Step 2: After submitting the form as provided in step 1, you will receive a confirmation email in which you will also be asked to generate a login and password. Please do so, as you will need this information to access the database and to be able to complete your application form by completing your personal data and uploading the documents necessary for your application. Save the database connection information carefully, as you will also need it later, before and throughout your mobility, to help you with practical matters such as downloading your acceptance letter, registration for orientation weeks, accommodation, French as a foreign language course, your visa application (if you come from a non-European country), etc.

Step 3: After generating your login and password, please complete your personal information and upload the necessary documents as indicated in the database.

Step 4: Wait for an official acknowledgment of receipt from the International Relations Department of UNamur, indicating that your application is complete and that you have been accepted for your exchange stay with us. The notification you will receive at that time will also contain further information on the next steps. If you have followed the procedure within the deadlines, you should receive it around May 20 for non-European candidates and June 20 for European candidates for the autumn semester and November 5 (for the spring semester ).

Academic Information

Please follow this link to know more about :

  • the academic calendar
  • the grading system

teaching languages

Please follow this link to learn more about 

  • the full course list
  • English-taught and English-friendly courses

French language courses

French is the main language of instruction at UNamur. Most of the courses are therefore taught in French.

Before coming to Namur

We strongly recommend you try to and improve your French language skills before coming to Namur. Already some basic French skills will help you to more successfully cope with some of the practical challenges that exchange students are confronted with in a new environment.

At UNamur

While it is sure that every day interactions with fellow Belgian students and other people in Namur will help you to learn French in a natural way, the University of Namur also developed a number of initiatives that will allow you to more systematically improve your language skills.

French language course (3 ECTS) during the orientation weeks

As part of the orientation weeks organized before the start of the first semester UNamur offers French courses (Français langue étrangère, or: FLE) at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level. The courses are taught in the morning. They are completed with cultural, administrative and/or touristic activities in the afternoon and the evening. Each course is part of the study program and equivalent to 3 ECTS.  

French language courses during the semester

Also during the semester UNamur offers FLE courses at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level. The courses are organized by the university's school of modern languages (école des languages vivantes). Each course is taught for 2 hours/week and is worth 3 ECTS. A placement test (that helps to determine the level of each student) is organized at the beginning of each semester.

Kot-à-projet (KAP) activities

The exchange students who rented a room in a so-called KAP (project student residences) are encouraged to actively participate in the KAP activities. These activities will help them to acquire linguistic and intercultural skills during their stay at UNamur.

Practical Information

On-campus housing: You will find the different housing options at UNamur on this webpage. Please note that the number of rooms are limited and are distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis (which refers to the order in which you have completed the application procedure detailed above).  

Blocked-account procedure: For those of you in need of a Visa for your stay in Belgium, please check the following link if you want to use the blocked account procedure for your proof of solvency.

Orientation weeks/days: For more information on the orientation events before the fall semester (two weeks, including a language course with 3 ECTS credits) or the spring semester (three days), consult this link.

More practical information: Go here for information on a campus plan, cost of living, registering with Namur city hall, public transport, etc

Useful documents

UNamur Exchange Fact Sheet: Click here to download UNamur's latest fact sheet on her exchange programmes

Erasmus Programme Student Charter: Download the document here to learn about your rights and obligations as a participant in the Erasmus programme.

Learning Agreement 2022-23: Find the latest version of this document here if your are an exchange programme participant to follow courses at UNamur

Training Agreement 2022-23: Find the latest version of this document here if your are an exchange programme participant to do an internship at UNamur

Testimonies from former students

Under the following link you find the winning videos that exchange students at UNamur have submitted under the exchange experience "video competition" organized each semester.

TWO WEEKS OF INTEGRATION for incoming students FALL 2022

When: August 29 to September 9 2022
What: Administrative, cultural, culinary and touristic activities for incoming students.

For more specifics including the programme and on how to register, please consult this link.

For testimonies from early editions of the event, please consult the videos available here.

Contacts & Information

International Relations Office
International Mobility Unit
Rempart de la Vierge, 8
B-5000 Namur

E-mail:
+32 (0)81 72  57 28